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Heater/AC only works thru defroster vents on '98 Contour

Turning dashboard knob to direct heat to floor or panel has no effect. Stuck in defroster mode. Fan speeds operate fine, and plenty of heat.
(Recently it would switch over after driving awhile...now it just stays on defrost..is there a mechanical door under the dash that's stuck, or is this an electrical problem?) Thanks.

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  • bstone61 Feb 04, 2009

    heating and air conditioning only blows out the defrost vents...

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    mine does the same. it did it on another car i had. I think its a fuse i just don't know what one.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    heat only directed to defrost & dashboard

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You prob have a vac leak on the back of the intake. good luck

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

  • Edward Fazio Jun 06, 2013

    Back of intake...where is that? Any shematics for my 81 Monte A/C

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